An announcement issued today, May 12, 2005, on the Tajdeed forum, a UK-based message board affiliated with Mohammed al-Massari, titled: ?Announcement to the Mujahideen in ?al-Sham? (Syria),? urges the formation of terrorist cells in order to overthrow the Ba?athist Party currently in power in Syria and fight the ?American devil?.
The message predicates its call upon information that ?enemies are working hard for their interests and we have to sacrifice for our religion and we have to work harder than them….? and calls upon ?everyone who is able to do their duty? and ?go to nearby fields to learn (military) experience and make use of it in the future.? Cells are to form which will inevitably coalesce into one large group, and as the announcement posits: ?formation in jihad is a fundamental thing and it is a power because it is a system.?
In addressing the formation of the cells, ?they should be made up of five and should be completely separated from each other. What ties them together is one brother and he can have a deputy or two for emergency. And no one should know the others names, only by nicknames or movement names (nom de guerre).?
Further, as a final plea, the announcement states: ?We have long waited brothers, too many young men are worried about religion but they lack mobilization.?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.